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How do we put an end to workplace bullying?

In their official capacity, they are regarded as health care providers, tending carefully to those vulnerable and in need, what is lesser known is the intense bullying that exists among nurses. Paul and Jordan talk with nurse and anti-bullying advocate, Kathleen Bartholomew, about this troublesome hidden reality and how it compromises the well-being of patients and nurses alike.  As Kathleen reveals, when nurses suffer so do those in their care.

 

Learn more about Kathleen and her work on nurse bullying, including her book on the topic, Ending Nurse-to-Nurse Hostility: Why Nurses Eat Their Young and Each Other, at www.kathleenbartholomew.com  

Wed, Apr. 27, 2016

Linda Redgrave, the first Ghomeshi trial and previously anonymous witness, speaks candidly with Paul and Jordan about her decision to reveal her identity, the courtroom tension between her and Ghomeshi's defense lawyer, Marie Heinen, and reaction to the trial verdict. Linda also shares how she has sought to empower herself and other survivors of sexual assault through her newly founded organization, Coming Forward.  The episode is the first full hour, in-depth conversation with Linda available to the public.  

 

Learn more about Linda's journey at www.comingforward.ca  

Click here to view Paul's photographic reflections on Linda's journey. 

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For those of you craving visual stimulation, our vodcast with Norm Kelly is now available! Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for the latest videos by The Dark Room. Norm talks to Paul and Jordan about his unlikely popularity in the world of hip-hop, the controversy surrounding his "overuse" of social media, and why, after three decades, he remains a steadfast politician.

Sat, Apr. 30, 2016

Mon, May 2, 2016

Claiming the lives of over three million combatants and civilians alike, the Vietnam War was met with intense public resistance and embodied in no less than the unyielding protests of youth, including the fallen students of the Kent State University massacre.

Commemorating this tragedy, 46 years ago this week, as well as those who lost their lives in the harrowing war itself, Paul and Jordan speak with Vietnam War veteran, Bill Lawson.  Today a distinguished philosophy professor, Bill shares his experience on the war's frontlines, what it  taught him about race and politics in America, and starting life again after war.     

  

Learn more about Bill and his work in philosophy at:  http://www.memphis.edu/philosophy/people/bios/bill-lawson.php  

 

Wed, May 4, 2016

Check out the latest in our Vodcast series! Linda Redgrave, the first witness in the Ghomeshi trial describes her decision to reveal her identity, the courtroom tension between her and Ghomeshi's defense lawyer, Marie Heinen, and reaction to the trial verdict, in the first full hour, in-depth conversation with Linda available to the public. Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for the latest videos by The Dark Room.

Sat, May 7, 2016

Mon, May 9, 2016

Is capital punishment justifiable, and if so, when?

 

In this week’s episode, Paul and Jordan explore this challenging question while talking with former fighter pilot Mohammed Alam. He shares what role he played in bringing about devastating effects of war, as well as describing, in lucid detail, witnessing a public execution in Saudi Arabia that has left an "indelible" mark on him.  Mohammed's troubling recollections provoke listeners to reconsider the ethics of state of power and what controls are necessary (or not) to maintain a just and secure society.  

Mon, May 16, 2016

Why get married?

 

Despite growing divorce rates, marriage remains a cherished institution, representing the dream of everlasting love and happiness with the perfect significant other. For some, the reality of marriage is an uneasy alliance, where the perfect significant other becomes a perfect stranger.  Such is the case for Ben Emond, who, feeling stuck in a strained relationship with his wife, is ambivalent about whether his marriage makes sense at all. Paul and Jordan talk to him about his reasons for not being able to embrace the possible “freedom” of divorce, while fully aware of the toll both his marriage and a devastating betrayal he experienced therein has had on him.

Mon, May 23, 2016

Mon, May 30, 2016

What is the limit to your love?

 

She was in love with a convicted murderer. The relationship was a strenuous one, facing stigmatization and obstacles most couples never expect to confront. Paul and Jordan speak with award-winning author, Diane Schoemperlen, about her recent memoir, This Is Not My Life, in which she reveals the human and unfamiliar side of loving the prison inmate she calls Shane. Despite the struggles of the almost six-year relationship, Diane describes how dating a federal prisoner has made her a stronger, more compassionate person. Learn more about Diane, and purchase her book at: www.dianeschoemperlen.com

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Mon, Jun 6, 2016

It is remains an eternal object of fear and wonder: blindness.

For most of us, it is unimaginable what life would be like without sight, much less the possibility of knowing the world without this primary sense. But what do we actually know about the lived experience of the blind? And is it fair we regard blindness as a disability or even "curse" that would deny us the freedom, often taken-for-granted, to perform our everyday sight-based activities? Paul and Jordan speak with Mary Ellen Gabias, President of the Canadian Federation of the Blind, about her illuminating experience as a blind person, enduring misconceptions about being blind, and what the sighted can learn from that which the blind see.